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RE: [T3] rebuild

On 27 Jan 2005 at 21:04, Mark Davis wrote:

> Is it a costly venture to rebuild the motor? What are the things that should
> be done? I am still trying to find someone in my area
> (Charlotsville,Lynchburg Va. Area) The motor is original with 87kmiles and
> has never been rebuilt. What would be a good setup for keeping the F.I.? Is
> it possible to get more HP without going too deep in to the motor (like one
> of those bolt on kits with new or rebuilt unleaded heads? Please excuse my
> ignorance on the subject. If I increase the piston and head size would that
> be good?

You can rebuild an engine for somewhere in the range of $500-2000 or more. The 
final price depends on what options you go for and how bad off your current 
parts are.

Most people's experience has been that big displacement increases don't work 
with the FI, but I find that improvements work fine with stock displacement. 
Check out what you can do with porting your heads using the instructions from 
Berg. Stick to stock OE VW parts for the best reliability.

There are some good books available out there on this; buy these two first. 
Both are still available new, but used ones are often available. After you 
study these, ask questions before you start a rebuild so we can get you started 

Volkswagen Official Service Manual
Type 3 Fastback and Squareback 1968-1973
published by Robert Bentley, Cambridge, Mass, 1974
ISBN 0-8376-0057-X / LPV 997 383 / VSQU
(excellent book, complete and well written)

How to Hotrod Volkswagen Engines
by Bill Fisher
published by H. P. Books, Tucson, AZ, 1970
ISBN 0-912656-03-4
(excellent book, well written and researched)

You are probably better off just NOT reading any of the ads in the VW 

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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